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When To Call Maintenance In Your Fishers Apartment

It doesn’t matter if you rent a studio apartment, one-bedroom unit, or a larger apartment, chances are it won’t be long before you need a repair done. But, are you sure you know when to call maintenance in your Fishers apartment?

Without question, major issues, like heating and electrical trouble, justify a call, but what about minor issues? Is there a need to report burned-out lighting or frayed carpeting? At what point should you repair issues yourself? 

Call Maintenance For Your Fishers Apartment If You See These Issues

Minor bathroom sink repair.

When you discover a considerable concern – particularly something structural -- it's commonly covered per your rental agreement. Here’s a list of ordinary complications you might experience:

  • Leaks and water infiltration: If you see water entering from the apartment above or you encounter a toilet overflow or faulty appliance leading to water damage within your unit, notify maintenance immediately.

  • Heating and cooling problems: In the event your air conditioner crashes, or your furnace fails, contact your maintenance professional. Even when it’s nice out, your HVAC should still work correctly.

  • Toilets, Sinks, and Showers: If the toilet won’t flush, attempt to clear it with your plunger. If your efforts fail, contact maintenance. Also, open a ticket for dripping sinks or shower fixtures.

  • Insects and unwanted guests: It’s common for pests to enter your apartment by hitching a ride on your shoes or your furry friend. But if you have issues with any infiltrating insects and pests -- like cockroaches, mice, or ants – it’s likely time for your maintenance staff to contact pest control professionals.

  • Broken appliances: If your freezer won't cool or your stove no longer heats, you should contact maintenance. Major appliances that were there when you moved in should be covered, but anything you brought with you – a coffee machine, microwave, mini fridge – is your responsibility.

  • Window and door dilemmas: All exterior doors should function as intended. If water infiltration or damage from misuse keeps them from easily functioning, they need to be replaced for safety reasons. The same goes for windows.

  • Wall and flooring concerns: If there is drywall damage or a flooring concern, call maintenance for a repair. Fraying or torn carpet might require replacement, specifically if a tack is visible.


What Should You Fix Yourself?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every problem warrants a call for help. While some rental companies provide assistance with lightbulbs, smoke detector batteries, and filters, it may not always be convenient to have to schedule a maintenance request for minor jobs. Here are some everyday undertakings that could take a DIY approach:
  • Light bulbs: When lights burn out, they could conveniently be switched out whenever you are able. However, if your light seems to churn through light bulbs, you may want the service team to check if you have an electrical issue. Be sure to ask if maintenance provides light bulbs when they need changing as specific types are sometimes used.

  • Toilet and drain clogs: If your toilet is clogged, your first step is a plunger. You might also require some Liquid-Plumr to remove the stoppage from the drain. If a plunger won’t resolve the problem, touch base with maintenance to stay away from pipe damage.

  • Furnace filters: Unless specified in your renter’s agreement, you're on the hook to replace the filter in your HVAC system. A dirty filter will reduce the flow of air and negatively impact your HVAC performance. If you no longer see light through the filter, it's time for a new one. The maintenance staff may supply and replace filters for you, so check with them first.

  • Regular Cleaning: Unfortunately, cleaning your Fishers apartment is up to you. Keep in mind you should clean your interior rooms and outdoor patio or balcony areas.


Contact Spark Apartments To Schedule An Apartment Tour

A call to maintenance is a breeze when your rental property hires skilled and friendly staff. Thankfully, you can live in a fantastic place with fantastic people at Spark Apartments. Contact our leasing office at (463) 210-1702 to get started today!
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